Primal Parent looks like a good site. She is eating shrimp though which at ZOIH was too high in carbs.
No, I don't really go a day without broccoli. My concerns are simply based on the research I've done on fiber's conversion to SCFAs in the intestines and the way it affects gut flora population and diversity.
Originally Posted by Rasputina
I feel that it would less than ideal, and I would call that an educated guess, but I'd be really curious to see the results of a year of ZC. I think there is a stool test that determines bacteria populations? If one were really serious about using themselves as a scientific experiment.
I agree Peggy looks great, but she also has enough food intolerances that ZC was her inevitable path to health I think. I'm not sure its feasible for everyone.
That would be an interesting experiment!
Originally Posted by raney
I did all-meat for a week and felt like crap- probably low-carb flu and alcohol withdrawal.
Tough work for your kidneys, no food for you brain (well, excess work for you body to turn protein into sugar). I wouldn't do it.
Mark talked about this just on the 13th.
Zero Carb Diet | Mark's Daily Apple
I did VLC. It helped me heal up some, but I couldn't be as active as I wanted to be on it, and my weight loss eventually stalled. For some people, it may work if they are very fastidious and really need it, but I would think they are few and far between.
If we were intended to not eat carbohydrates, our dentition and digestive systems would be radically different.
Read. The. Book.
Thanks to all of those who replied with personal experiences.
I can see doing it short term, but in the long run, I think you'd be mising out on a lot of micro-nutrients.
I can see having the same problem vegetarians have, only with meat. There's just always going to be nutrients you aren't getting, and it will eventually catch up with you.
Thanks for responding Rita, but I am not interested in that debate, my question was for those who have had experience as a long-term zero-carber.
Originally Posted by RitaRose
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